Sussex stakes

Sussex Hero A New Recruit For Nunnery

The 2020 G1 Sussex S. was arguably one of the best races of last year's flat season and the victor, Mohaather (GB) (Showcasing {GB}), won it in such a fashion that he quickly become a talking horse for the year. Mohaather was one of a team of horses who helped his owner Sheikh Hamdan become champion owner in Britain for 2020 and he is now taking up stud duties at Shadwell's Nunnery Stud. TDN's Alayna Cullen caught up with Nominations and Marketing Manager Tom Pennington. AC: Tom, I think it's...

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Mohaather Retired From Racing

Mohaather (GB) (Showcasing {GB}-Roodeye {GB}, by Inchinor {GB}), a group winner at two, three and four who earned his first Group 1 victory last out in the Sussex S., has been retired to stud due to bone bruising in his near hind fetlock joint. "Towards the end of last week it was noticed that Mohaather was not moving as well as he had been immediately after the Sussex S.," said Angus Gold, racing manager to owner Sheikh Hamdan. "Precautionary x-rays were taken over the weekend which have revealed significant bone...

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Khalifa Sat Gordon-Bound

Ahmad Al Shaikh's Khalifa Sat (Ire) (Free Eagle {Ire}), the 50-1 runner-up in the G1 Investec Derby, will target the G3 Gordon S. at Goodwood on July 30, should he come through a work later this week in good order. Khalifa Sat had earmarked himself as a potential talent when winning the Listed Cocked Hat S. also at Goodwood in June, and cemented that status in the Derby. "There's a possibility he could run in the Gordon S. at Goodwood next week, depending on how he comes through a bit...

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Keane To Stick With Siskin

Jockey Colin Keane confirmed on Nick Luck's Daily Podcast that he will cop the 14-day quarantine and continue his association with Siskin (First Defence) in the July 29 G1 Sussex S. Keane has ridden Siskin in all five of his starts, including a last-out win in the G1 Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas on June 12, and a trip to Goodwood for the rider means that he will have to quarantine for two weeks upon returning to Ireland. "There are not too many like Siskin that I've got to sit on...

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Guineas Winners To Meet In Sussex

Kameko (Kitten's Joy) and Siskin (First Defence), winners respectively of the G1 Qipco 2000 Guineas and G1 Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas, are set to meet in the G1 Sussex S. on July 29. Kameko was last seen finishing fourth in the G1 Investec Derby on July 4, while Siskin comes in off his Curragh Classic win on June 12. David Redvers, racing and bloodstock advisor to Kameko's owner Qatar Racing, told Nick Luck's Daily podcast that the Sussex would be used as a stepping stone to the G1 Juddmonte International...

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Kameko Could Head For Sussex

The next big aim for Kameko (Kitten's Joy) remains the G1 Juddmonte International on Aug. 19, but the G1 2000 Guineas winner could take in the G1 Sussex S. en route on July 29, trainer Andrew Balding revealed the day after the colt finished fourth as the post time favourite in the G1 Investec Derby. "Obviously it was slightly disappointing, because we had huge expectations, but that's why it is such an important and special race--you only get one chance at it, and it is very difficult to win," Balding...

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